Apple has quietly launched a revamped version of LG’s UltraFine 4K display monitor with lower resolution and the ability to connect up a second display. Available now at $1,009.95 RRP.
Its launch is in sync with the announcement of Apple’s eight-core MacBook Pro.
Apple has been out of the display game since it discontinued its Thunderbolt displays in 2016.
Since then, it has partnered with LG to produce two UltraFine displays, one 5K and one 4K, which were plagued by performance issues according to commentators.
Rumours have been circulating that the company would relaunch its Thunderbolt range with a 6K display that it’s tipped to release later this year.
The updated 23.7-inch LG UltraFine 4K Display offers a lower resolution than its previous generation at 3,840 x 2,160 but gains a couple of inches in display real estate.
Its IPS panel features DCI-P3 wide colour gamut 500 cd/m² of brightness with 8 million pixels — 4x a typical 1080p HD display.
It comes with a single Thunderbolt 3 cable which supports 4K video, audio and data simultaneously as well as providing up to 85W of charging power to a compatible MacBook Pro or MacBook Air with Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports.
The display has two Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports, one of which can be used to connect another 4K display.
Three USB-C ports (5 – Gbps) offer additional connectivity and power to compatible devices and accessories and the display features built-in stereo speakers.
The UltraFine 4K 23.7-inch display is available now for AU$1,009.95 from the Apple website.